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2014-08-22 08:20:50

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Major General James L. Hodge, U.S. Army ( Ret.) as President and member of the Board of Directors. General Hodge succeeds Mark Cramer who helped to found the IDB in 1997 and has served as President and a member of the Board since 2007. The Leadership transition will take place by Oct. 13, 2014....

2014-08-21 16:20:52

Enterprise Logistics Provider Cites Strategic Vision, Innovation and Client Retention as Drivers HICKORY, N.C., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transportation Insight has solidified its position as one of the nation's fastest-growing and largest Enterprise Logistics Providers with its seventh consecutive appearance on the exclusive Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. By appearing on the prestigious Inc. 500|5000 list seven straight...

2014-08-21 12:30:06

She and Husband, David, Resting at Undisclosed Location CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nancy Writebol, the SIM missionary stricken with Ebola Virus Disease and undergoing treatment in an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, has tested clear of the virus and was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 19. She and her husband, David, have gone to an undisclosed location to rest and spend time with one another. Writebol is one of two patients...

2014-08-21 12:26:30

The world's tallest and fastest giga coaster will connect the beloved Carolina park's historic past with its thrilling future CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than 40 years, Carowinds has been the place where the Carolinas come together. It's where the Tar Heel State and the Palmetto State meet. It's where families and friends bond over thrilling rides and entertainment. Carowinds will now unite its storied history with its future as the standard for thrills by...

2014-08-21 08:34:05

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Robert F. Hull, Jr. as an additional member of the company's Board of Directors. Mr. Hull will stand for re-election at the company's 2015 Annual Meeting for a term expiring in 2018. Mr. Hull, 50, has served as Chief Financial Officer of Lowe's Companies, Inc. since March 2003. He joined Lowe's in 1999 as Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis....

2014-08-21 08:33:51

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW) today announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.375 per common share payable on October 2, 2014 to shareholders of record on September 15, 2014. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW) is a global multi-industry manufacturing leader with approximately $5 billion in annual revenue, operations in more than 35 countries and over 14,000 employees. The...

2014-08-20 23:08:58

Dr. Patrick Broome, cosmetic dentist at the Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, provides insight into maintaining oral health and explains the recent confusion highlighted by a new study about the most effective method for brushing teeth. Charlotte, North Carolina (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 In a recent article published by the BBC, findings from a University College London (UCL) study showed that dental experts from around the world drastically disagreed on what method of brushing teeth...

2014-08-20 08:32:42

KERNERSVILLE, N.C., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Fraud Solutions, a leading fraud and risk detection software provider has been recognized by Inc. magazine on its prestigious 2014 Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of America's fastest-growing private companies. "We're honored to be recognized by Inc. magazine," said Lawrence Reaves, CEO of AFS. "We continually strive to help our customers eliminate fraud and identify transaction risk, our achievements would not exist...

2014-08-19 12:24:41

Charlotte-Based Digital Agency Celebrates Continued Growth and Transforms Brand CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Studiobanks today announced a significant brand evolution that includes a new website, logo and transformation to a new company name, Union. With the rise of mobile, social and greater digital marketing expectations, the Union rebrand reflects the agency's dramatic progression and expansion over the past several years. Once a small design firm, Studiobanks...

2014-08-19 08:23:09

First Half of $100 Million Q3 Investment in the North Carolina Solar Market Deployed CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three new North Carolina utility-scale solar farms have begun producing power, racking up another 18.2 MW, equal to taking about 2,400 passenger vehicles off the road for the year. A significant portion of the investment responsible for the projects was managed by Washington, D.C.-based solar investment and financing firm, Sol Systems....


Latest North Carolina Reference Libraries

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
2014-05-27 15:19:19

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an American National Park located in the two states of North Carolina and Tennessee. The Great Smoky Mountains, from which the park received its name, are part of a small section of the Appalachian Mountain chain known as the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park holds 522,419 acres of federally protected land and was established in 1934, although Congress had sanctioned the development of the park in 1926. It is known as the first park to be funded in part...

Aptostichus stephencolberti
2014-04-07 14:17:32

Aptostichus stephencolberti is a species of trapdoor spider named after the American satirist Stephen Colbert. The spider was discovered on the coastline of California in 2007. This species can be found on coastal dunes that extend from the Big Sur region to the San Francisco peninsula at Point Lobos and Golden Gate. Compared to the closely related species such as Aptostichus angelinajolieae, Aptostichus stephencolberti is lighter in coloration.  The male holotype and the female paratype...

Banker Horse
2014-04-02 11:37:32

The banker horse is a breed of feral horse that can be found in the Outer Banks area of North Carolina. This breed is a descendant of the Spanish horse and the foundation stock is thought to have been brought to the America’s during the 16th century. It is thought that these horses may have become feral after surviving shipwrecks or after being abandoned during exploration or settlement expeditions. Although these horses roam free, they are not true wild horses because they are descended...

Pisgah National Forest
2014-01-20 10:02:04

Pisgah National Forest is located in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. It’s administered by the United States Forest Service, part of the United States Department of Agriculture. The forest is entirely contained within the boundaries of North Carolina. It is managed together with the other 3 North Carolina National Forests, Nantahala, Croatan, and Uwharrie, from common headquarters that are located in Asheville, North Carolina. The local ranger district offices can be...

Nantahala National Forest
2013-11-21 13:00:00

Nantahala National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in North Carolina. The forest holds 531,270 acres of land and water that is divided into three ranger districts known as The Cheoah Ranger District, the Nantahala Ranger District, and the Tusquitee Ranger District, all of which were named with words from the Cherokee language. The national forest itself was given the name Nantahala, which means "Land of the Noonday Sun" in Cherokee. The Cheoah Ranger District of...

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